Michael Richard Pence is an American politician serving as the 48th and current vice president of the United States since 2017. He was the 50th governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017 and served six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013. His father served in the Korean War and received the Bronze Star in 1953, which Pence displays in his office along with its commendation letter and a reception photograph. He is the younger brother of U. S. representative Greg Pence.
About Mike Pence in brief
Michael Richard Pence is an American politician serving as the 48th and current vice president of the United States since 2017. He was the 50th governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017 and served six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013. Pence was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana. He graduated from Hanover College and earned a law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law before entering private practice. Pence described himself as a \”principled conservative\” and supporter of the Tea Party movement, saying he was \”a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order\”. His father was of German and Irish descent and his mother is of Irish ancestry. His paternal grandfather, Edward Joseph Pence, Sr., worked in the Chicago stockyards. His maternal grandfather, Richard Michael Cawley, emigrated from Doocastle, County Mayo, Ireland, to the US through Ellis Island, and became a bus driver in Chicago, Illinois. His father served in the Korean War and received the Bronze Star in 1953, which Pence displays in his office along with its commendation letter and a reception photograph. He has said he was originally inspired to get involved in politics by people such as John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. While at Hanover, Pence joined the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, where he became the chapter president. In 1988, Pence became an attorney in private practice, but lost against Democratic incumbent Philip Sharp. He then became a conservative radio and television talk show host from 1994 to 1999.
He served as the chairman of the House Republican Conference from 2009 to 2011, the third-highest position in the House GOP leadership. Pence and Trump lost their bid for re-election in the 2020 United States presidential election to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, although the Trump campaign refused to concede, made allegations of election fraud, and filed lawsuits in multiple states, most of which have been rejected by the courts. In February 2020, Pence was appointed chairman of. the White House Coronavirus Task Force, which was established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the. United States. He has chaired the National Space Council since it was reestablished in June 2017, In February 2016, Pence withdrew his gubernatorial reelection campaign in July 2016 to become the running mate of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who went on to win the 2016 presidential election. He is the younger brother of U. S. representative Greg Pence. He volunteered for the Democratic Party in 1976 and voted for Jimmy Carter for the 1980 presidential election, and was a Democrat for the 1976 presidential election in 1976. Pence left the Catholic Church and became an evangelical, born-again Christian to the great disappointment of his mother. He attributes his conservatism to the common-sense conservatism of Ronald Reagan with which he began to identify with. In early adulthood, he was a Roman Catholic and donated to the Democratic National Committee.